Theme Culture

Culture

You watch the vibrant crowd and start picking up a word here and there. Even though you don’t understand what’s being said you realize that the conversations around you are not one, but many different languages. Welcome to the multi-cultural Arctic where people for centuries have traded and travelled boundlessly across national borders. Where conditions of life and nature have forged exciting stories, culture and traditions. Explore times long past, vivid only in memory, and present outlets of creativity showing you and the world that nature is the greatest inspiration of all.

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1. Amethyst Mine Visit

The guided program includes live presentation of geology, history and nature as well as beliefs connected to amethyst; cool beverage and searching for own lucky amethyst stone and visiting the small stone shop on site.

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2. Arctic Culture (Wilderness Hotel Nellim)

Sami culture and history of Nellim. Visiting Nellim church, Russian border and Paatsjoki. Introduction on Sami culture and Sami handicraft. Lunch in Kota restaurant.

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3. Arctic Feelgood: Arctic yoga

Saunayoga or bathtub yoga (badesjarken) for body and soul. Sweating in a 40-50 degree sauna while doing gentle exercises with an instructor creates a feeling of being pure from the inside in addition to feeling relaxed. Afterwards a lunch/dinner consisting of local ingredients either outside on a beautiful spot or in the lighthouse.

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4. Samiland Exhibition

Samiland is an exhibition presenting the indigenous Sami people. The exhibition consists of an indoor exhibition and an outdoor exhibition with winter time reindeer corrals and traditional Sami buildings.

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5. Visit Siida – Sámi museum and Nature Centre

Tickets to Siida’s exhibitions include entrance to the exhibitions of Siida and, in the summer season, to the open-air museum.

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6. Theme Tour in the Tirro Farmyard Open-Air Museum

What was life like on Tirro Farm and in Inari in the 1850s?

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7. Skolt Sámi Heritage House in Sevettijärvi in the municipality of Inari

The Sámi Museum manages the Skolt Sámi Heritage House and its collections in Sevettijärvi. The Heritage House and the open-air museum by it tell about the history of the Skolt Sámi inhabitants of Sevettijärvi.

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8. Salmon Fishing School

The hooking of a whopper will make even the most experienced of fishermen shake with excitement. This programme can be implemented during the period 1 June – 31 August,
when salmon fishing is permitted.

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9. Restaurant Kiela

Local cuisine and the real taste of Lapland are the highlights of our á la carte restaurant. On the Kiela menu we have an extensive and delicious range of reindeer, fish dishes as well as the specialty Lapp cheese bread.

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10. Polar Night Treasures

The guided tour includes return transport from Luosto centre to the Amethyst mine, explanation of Northern Lights and other objects on Polar Sky, stories of Amethyst (geology, history, beliefs), digging the lucky amethyst, observation of sky with binoculars, black pot coffee with pancakes and Lappish Fairytales around open fire.

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11. Peski reindeer program

Lappish scenery, reindeer, black pot coffee and local people. Journey in to reindeer life starts from the auditorium of Reindeer Park, where guide will tell you about reindeer year cycle.
From auditorium we continue to the Hall of Forest -display where you will find interesting facts about local nature, plants, animals, etc.

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12. Meet the locals in the Sea Lapland Countryside

Are you interested in to see real Finnish country home and how people live and work in Sea Lapland rural area?

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13. Meet the Vikings – Day ticket

Travel more than 1000 years back in time. Feel the smell of tar and smoke, taste the food, see beatiful interior decorations and craftswork. Enter the reconstruction of the largest Viking longhouse ever found in the world.

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14. Meet the Vikings – Enjoy a Viking style lunch

Enjoy delicious food, feel the atmosphere of a 1000 years ago as the Vikings invites you to a real Viking feast. Well seated around the fire in the great banqueting hall, food is being served. Get to know the Vikings better through this delicious lunch.

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15. Lapland chamber orchestra's concert

Founded in 1972, Lapland Chamber Orchestra is the most northerly professional orchestra in Finland and indeed in the entire EU. Conductor John Storgårds has been the orchestra’s Artistic Director since autumn 1996.

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16. Midnight sun period in Kemi

In summer time we enjoy the midnight sun period, we love to have light 24/7. Lapland’s unique summers with clear sea, beautiful fell scenery and the amazing nights with the midnight sun offer fantastic moments to explore the nature. It’s called also the Nightless Night period.

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17. Lake inari cruise

This cruise starts from the harbour by the Sámi Museum Siida, and will take you on Lake Inari to Ukko Island. Lake Inari is the third largest lake in Finland and is home to over 3300 islands. The sacred Ukko Island (or Ukko ́s Rock) was used as a Sámi sacrificial offering ground right up until the 19th century. The catamaran has 120 seats. On board you can buy coffee, tea, wine, beer and small snacks.

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18. Food on the fire

Can you fry anything but sausages on a campfire? What can you cook and how is it done?
You will find the answers to these questions when you join us to prepare food on the campfire.

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19. Guided Exhibition Tour

What does the plant angelica mean for Sámi? How are the aurora borealis created? What happened in Sápmi, the land of the Sámi, in 1998? A guide will help you to have an in-depth view of Siida’s permanent exhibitions.

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20. Isaac Blackbeard Cruise on Bothnian Bay

"IIsakki Mustaparta, Isaac Blackbeard, lived from 1751 to 1809, when the border was drawn to Torniojoki river bisecting families, lands and fishing. When he returned back from the seas, he saw the decay of his home, all the oppression and distress. Against the bourgeois will, together with other peasantry he build a decked ship to transport tar to Stockholm, bringing a cargo of grain on his return back north. With these actions he wanted to bring democracy to the trading business but instead he irritated the officials.

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21. Day tour to Sandskär Island

Once upon a time Sandskär rose above the sea like a reef. Now it is an island with barren moors, thickly wooded forests, blossoming beach meadows and vast beaches and dunes. For centuries people have come here in order to fish Baltic herring and to hunt seals. The island is so unique that it has now become a national park. Enjoy it with all your senses. When you travel here on the Bosmina, the sense of taste will also be satisfied. How about salmon, whitefish roe (“orange caviar”) and sea buckthorn?

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22. How to catch the best photos of the northern lights

In the late evening in Arktikum, two arctic photographers will guide us to the world of nature photos and tell how to catch the best photos of the Aurora Borealis. They will also some pictures of Aurora Borealis over Rovaniemi.

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23. Korundi house of culture

Korundi House of Culture hosts the Rovaniemi Art Museum and Chamber Orchestra of Lapland. The art exhibitions focus on Finnish contemporary art and Northern art. In addition to hosting regular concerts and art exhibitions, Korundi also offers an excellent venue for a wide variety of events, business meetings, and conferences.

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24. Echo – Musical guided tour in the art exhibition

With the guided tour you get to explore the pieces of the on-going art exhibition in Korundi with melodies and words. Music and art meet in a fascinating way and bring you visual experiences. One could describe it as painting with music: picturing nature, battle themes, thunder of the waves… Music serves as an inspiration for several artists and vice versa, the musician can get inspiration from art.

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25. Cruises on the Bothnian Bay

The traditional S/Y Katariina and S/Y Perämeren Jähti provide cruises on Bothnian Bay with amazing view of the archipelago.

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26. Dinnerexperience with a taste of Swedish Lapland

Our chef invites you to an unforgettable evening in a unique environment at Camp Ripan. The evening's menu is inspired by the age old Sámi traditional recipes and seasoned with new twists and influences from around the world.

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27. Accommodation with cultural heritage at Kukkolaforsen

Located next to Torne River you’ll find Kukkolaforsen Tourism & Conference offering rustic accommodation, various sauna experiences and rewarding fishing opportunities.

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28. The beautiful views and wildlife of Inlandsbanan

Scenic Train route between Gällivare and Kristinehamn. Discover the inlands of Swedish Lapland at a comfortable pace.

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29. Storytelling from Pite River at Kust Hotel & Spa

KUST Hotell & Spa is the new landmark of the region, a four-star hotel taking you on a journey with all senses.

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30. Full day hike with guide to waterfall in the Laponia Mountains

Saltoluokta Mountain Station is situated in roadless mountain area at the Laponia World Heritage. During this eight hour hike with a guide you will learn more about the natur, culture and lifestyle of the area. Laponia World Heritage is unique for its natural and cultural values. Here the indigenous people of the region, Sámi, are active in both reindeer herding in the area as well as being a part of governing the World Heritage Site.

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31. Experience the Laponia World Heritage through guided hike

Laponia World Heritage is unique for its natural and cultural values. Here the indigenous people of the region, Sámi, are active in both reindeer herding in the area as well as being a part of governing the World Heritage Site. You are invited to join our guide on a five day hike through Laponia World Heritage to learn more about the arctic nature and lifestyle in the area.

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32. Storforsen Hotel at the foot of Nothern Europe's highest undeveloped waterfalls.

Spend summer in an exciting environment with nature on your doorstep. The hotel is located next to Storforsen Rapids, the highest undeveloped waterfall in Northern Europe, in the shape of a river with a waterfall featuring an 80 meter drop over the course of five kilometers.

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33. Local delicacies at Camp Ripan Restaurant

Our restaurant are inspired by the Sámi heritage and culture, the lush Torne River Valley and Kiruna – a pulsating city in constant motion. Most of our produce comes from our three cultural regions, something we happily share our knowledge about with our guests.

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